What does Luna Sleep Aid do?
This is our assessment of Luna Sleep Aid. This is a sleep supplement with claims to promote:
- Longer Sleep
- Better Quality Sleep
- More Relaxed Mood
But is it worth using, and how can you know if it will do the job for you?
In this report, we study the ingredients of this supplement along with our findings. We also include our recommendations on how to improve it, and our view on how safe it is.
- 1 Luna Sleep Aid (by Nested Naturals)
- 2 Pros
- 3 Cons
- 4 What does Luna Sleep Aid do?
- 5 Let’s explore the ingredients of Luna Sleep Aid
- 6 Luna Sleep Aid Nutrient Profile Summary
- 7 Are there any side effects with Luna Sleep Aid? Is it safe?
- 8 Luna Sleep Aid Summary
Let’s explore the ingredients of Luna Sleep Aid
Unlike other supplements in the sleep aid industry, there’s rather a lot of ingredients in Luna Sleep Aid.
Unfortunately, there only appears to be one in here that actually promotes melatonin and works a sedative. However, don’t let that worry you too much, it still has plenty of other angles to this supplement which can contribute towards desirable sleep.
In this report, we’ll take you through each ingredient in Luna Sleep Aid along with our thoughts and how it could be improved.
Here’s all the info we have for you:
This is the first ingredient in Luna Sleep Aid, and one that we like a lot.
Although L-Theanine doesn’t have any direct effect on sedating you, it can however, help you in other ways.
L-Theanine is an amino acid which is found in herbs like Green Tea. It can help promote calmness and relaxation in your body which can give you a better state of mind which you’ll find easier to sleep in.
It does this by raising your body’s levels of the hormone GABA. GABA can help reduce anxiety and relax you.
It’s also in Luna Sleep Aid individually as a single ingredient, but it’s good that L-Theanine is here to support it’s release.
This is a good ingredient in Luna Sleep Aid as well. However, much like L-Theanine, Valerian isn’t a sedative either.
You’ll commonly see it in nighttime teas. But if it doesn’t work as a sedative, what does it do?
The main way it supports you is similar to L-Theanine. Valerian can help to raise your overall levels of GABA which in turn can promote calmness and a more relaxed attitude.
In addition, it also helps to reduce anxiety. As we’ve mentioned, with a more lax attitude it helps to remove a lot of tension from the day. This makes it easier for you to fall asleep.
Again, this is not a sedative in Luna Sleep Aid, but it can help on a slightly different level.
Chamomile is similar to Valerian in the fact that they are both promoted as key ingredients within sleepy-time teas.
It also helps by giving you a better mental state (less anxiety, more calm) after supplementing it. However, unlike Valerian it achieves this through Apigenin.
Apigenin is another component in these types of nutrients that can help make you relaxed. This can also work for reducing anxiety, and on the whole, is a good choice for creating a better environment for you to fall asleep in.
Another ingredient in Luna Sleep Aid which works in a similar way. Passion Flower is a nutrient which is full of Apigenin.
Again, as we’ve already discussed in our evaluation, Apigenin is good for improving calmness and decreasing anxiety.
It’s another safe choice for getting that ideal mental attitude for falling asleep at a faster rate – without having sedative properties.
This is an interesting choice in Luna Sleep Aid. Lemon Balm is a nutrient which used to be touted as a cognitive enhancer.
However, further studies into it showed this to not be the case. It doesn’t actually do much for your cognition. However, although it doesn’t help in that area – it can help with sleep.
Although it’s not a sedative, Lemon Balm can help to promote calmness, reduce stress and lessen anxiety. Combined this makes it great for a more sleep-ready attitude.
This is an ingredient that is commonly combined with Valerian. It’s used mainly to help support the overall promotion of GABA from that nutrient.
As you’ve read already in this report, GABA is the hormone that can help promote calmness while reducing your anxiety.
It’s not a sedative, but it can get you in a more agreeable state to sleep.
Finally, the hormone itself. After reading all the other nutrients in Luna Sleep Aid promoting GABA, you’re probably sick of it by now.
Short for Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid, GABA is your brain’s downer neurotransmitter. This essentially means it helps relax you. This can also help to reduce anxiety and give you a better state of mind.
The only thing we would say is that in it’s purest form, it’s more difficult for GABA to cross the blood-brain barrier. This means it may be harder for your body to absorb.
It may not be ideal in this form in Luna Sleep Aid, but if it succeeds in crossing your BB barrier then you should reap some benefits.
This is the ‘main event’ in this supplement. Melatonin is your body’s natural sleep hormone. Supplementing it can help improve your overall value of it, and make it easier for you to drift off.
This is the only sedative in Luna Sleep Aid. It’s good for promoting the speed that you get to sleep, and the quality of it.
Our only question is to whether or not the Melatonin in here is natural. We’ve noticed some manufacturers tend to choose artificial melatonin over the natural variety due to price and availability. This isn’t a huge deal-breaker but it can weaken the melatonin’s effects.
A better choice would be something like Tart Cherries. They contain an amount of natural melatonin and pass on the full benefits.
Luna Sleep Aid Nutrient Profile Summary
There are a lot of ingredients in Luna Sleep Aid, but only one sedative: Melatonin.
This supplement is more about using GABA and Apigenin to get you into a more relaxed mindset that is more open to sleep. The Melatonin will have some effect – but we are still wondering if it is natural or not.
We think a good compromise for Luna Sleep Aid so it can ensure it has natural melatonin would be to use Tart Cherries and L-Tryptophan.
As we’ve mentioned Tart Cherries contain natural Melatonin which promotes sleep. L-Tryptophan on the other hand is an amino that once you supplement, converts into Melatonin in your body. This is another killer ingredient.
Finally, we think to help promote undisturbed sleep that Magnesium would be a good fit too. It helps to relax your nervous system which reduces twitches and jerks overnight. This reduces your chances of waking yourself up overnight.
In short, there are some good options in Luna Sleep Aid, but there are more angles which could be pursued.
Are there any side effects with Luna Sleep Aid? Is it safe?
Good question – but we think it’s safe. From all the studies that we’ve seen, it’s unlikely that these are the ingredients that are going to cause you side effects.
We haven’t seen any reports of them doing so.
If you’re still unsure, we suggest that you speak to your doctor before taking this supplement. Also check that you don’t have any preexisting conditions that Luna Sleep Aid could affect in a negative way.
We find problems with supplement unlikely.
Luna Sleep Aid Summary
We can see why many people like Luna Sleep Aid. It’s a sleep supplement with a lot of ingredients that have the studies to support it.
However, there’s only one ingredient in here with sedative effects. We think a few changes could be made that ensures natural melatonin is produced (via Tart Cherries and L-Tryptophan), along with other measures to help you sleep undisturbed for longer (magnesium).
With changes like that implemented, this would be much more potent as a sleep aid.